Saturday, February 7, 2009

Closing of a Wonderful Season

This past Friday marked my (Chase's) last day at Chattem. What a gift it has been to be a part of that family for the past 9 months--hard to believe it has been that long! As I told folks at the party they gave me Friday, my friends at Chattem have been a wonderful support to me through this hard season of waiting over the past year. God has really blessed me with wonderful relationships there that will last the rest of my life. Thanks to Gayle, Joan and Pancho especially who have shown patience and grace to me the past few months!

Meanwhile on the home front, not only did Friday mark the end of Chattem, but it also marked the end of our stay at Signal Mountain Baptist's missionary house. The truck pulled away today with our home which we hope to see again in 6 to 8 weeks in Madrid. Katie did a phenomenal job weeding out, packing and organizing the whole move single handed with 4 kids while I was at work. What an incredible gift of mercy and grace the Lord has given me in her!

A huge thanks as well to Signal Mountain Baptist who has been more than gracious to us as our 3 month stay in their "missionary house" turned in to over a year. I honestly don't think we would have been able to have made this part of our journey without their mission of shelter to those who are seeking to follow God's stirrings in their hearts.